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CompromiseOf1850Edited

SummaryEdit

A series of bills made to help settle the fight between the North and South.

Exact DefinitionEdit

What was it?

Was a package of 5 bills which were passed to defuse a confrontation between pro-slave states of the South and free states of the North which began to fight over the new territory gained from the Mexican-American War.

What did it do?

Was a package of 5 bills which were passed to defuse a confrontation between pro-slave states of the South and free states of the North which began to fight over the new territory gained from the Mexican-American War.

 

This was drafted by Henry Clay and was greeted with relief, it stated that Texas would relinquish the land dispute and they would be given $10 million dollars in return as compensation to pay off their debt to Mexico. It would admit California as a free state, however, the territories to the east of California were open to slavery by popular sovereignty which means the inhabitants of these places would decide upon whether to allow slavery or not. (Notice how they shove the issue of slavery under the table once again with this issue.)

 

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